Cruise Terminal Upgrades, Additions in Galveston Will Draw Tourism, Money to Region

CRoyal Caribbean Construction Update: New Galveston, Texas, Terminal Nears Completion

The Port of Galveston is investing an estimated $33 million in cruise-related infrastructure projects as the demand continues to grow.

“You’ve got to spend money to make money,” Rodger Rees, Galveston Wharves Port Director and CEO, wrote in a recent newsletter.

Rees estimates 330 sailings this year, which would be a new record in the port’s 22-year history as a cruise homeport. The port, the fourth busiest in the nation and only home port in Texas, is expected to exceed 1 million cruise passengers in 2023, breaking the 2019 record.

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(Port of Galveston, Royal Caribbean International)


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